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Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Levittown, PennsylvaniaLurks vol. 286 december 26 pages 20 cents Mike Ollil forty Martens Histand merchants Battle for Yule dollars Tyjohn Martillaro courier tunes staff writer Christmas May be the season of love and peace on Earth for most peo but to the shopkeepers fighting for your gift buying Christmas Means War. Stores and shopping centers in the county arc luring customers with everything from free prizes to to personalities to miniature Disneyland and Scuri Volmes even such mundane considerations As value and personal service. For the decorative theme this year at the Oxford Valley mall in Mledd Clown township is the if Amburg a colonial Motif Complete with 10-foot-Hlgh toy soldiers. The scene was designed by the Phil Turner displays company of Ocean which has also worked on such productions As Jimmy Carter s inauguration and the miss America according to mall manager Dill Sullivan. The alternative to colonial wll Ramsburg in Mudd Latown township is Disneyland Intro voc. Disney s magic kingdom of is theme at Iny mall in the purpose of which is family according to no shaming spokesman Larry Becker. Among other no Shamony also offers children s fashion Mistletoe sales and a gift wrapping Booth. A different approach is taken by the Newtown businessmen s Assoc a which is offering an All expense paid trip for two to Walt Disney world As the grand prize in its from contest. Customers receive one for each Dollar they spend in an association store in and the with the customers names on will be used for the dec. 28 drawing. But Aren t these expensive promotions just another added Cost for the sophisticated customer dealing with a sophisticated customer one who wants a Christmas Oxford Val Ley s Sullivan is for and this time of everyone wants to be a kid Sullivan said displays like his Liams Burg create sales by drawing people to the malls to sue people Sec they go Home and Tell their family and and it just spreads by word of he said. Some either can t or won t use expensive promotions to attract customers. Charles head of the promotion committee of the Mill Street businessmen s association of concedes what he refers to As the to the mall operations. The association did invest in new decorations for Mill Street this but they consist primarily of the More traditional coloured tin Sel and Holly wreaths. The big drawing card at Mill Street according to is personal service. 107 on Board killed Jet crashes after shootout Singapore gunmen hijacked a malaysian air jetliner and fought a gun Battlo aboard the but the Craft exploded in midair and plunged into the swampy lid lands of Southern malay killing All 107 persons aboard. Date Stalman Deputy chairman of the declined to say whether he knew who the ers aboard the Boeing 737 were or How Many there were. Other airline sources said they May have been members of the Japa Nese tied army guerrillas but a Japa Nese government spokesman in Tokyo said it appeared unlikely. Sujak said the plane began its land ing approach to Kuala Bumpur against Hijacker orders but pulled away from its Landing approach after gunfire broke out inside the plane. It was ordered to Singapore but crashed in the tidelands of Southern minutes before it would have landed in Singapore. The airline sources said conversations from the plane had identified the hijacking As a japanese red army operation. In japanese authorities said there was Little possibility the Jack cars were of the japanese red which customarily makes an announcement when it seizes a plane. The night had departed the resort City of 500 mites North of in route for the malaysian capital of Kuala then Singapore. The capt. . Re ported he was being hijacked As he approached Kuala Bumpur and at that Point the Pilot and the control lower argued Over whether the plane should land in Kuala Bumpur for refuelling. The plane made an attempt to land until shooting was heard in the Cabin of the plane. Witnesses outside Singapore re the plane was descending for an apparent Landing but suddenly pulled sharply followed by a blinding Flash and a loud explosion. Most of the passengers were re ported to be either Singapore or malaysian citizens. Rumor Case nets Holter a lawsuit courier times Holm by Mako Kamicka sue Ilcyn Drucks and Rich customer is treated person ally often by the owner of the he said. Treat pm like this Type of service cannot be duplicated in a Large he maintains. No shaming s Dis agrees. Anybody in the car Dinal principle is Good merchandising. I Don t think that changes he Good and bad in both situations entertainment has not been icon Page col. By Mary Ellen Livisay courier times writer a warmly Star who last month hied suit against acting police chief Elmer p. Clawges after a reprimand was placed in the policeman s is now suing township manager Thomas p. Holler for having a second letter of reprimand placed in the file one week later. In both suits. Officer Thomas Mcmahon Tanner is asking Bucks county court to order the letters be removed from his flip and his record cleared. The latest suit involves a letter written by dated nov. Which cites Mcmahon for a re that police budgeted funds were diverted to in the township. In the letter. Holler disputes the claiming was made and that spreading rumours a very serious Holter in formed Mcmahon that the letter would be included in his file. In his claims hol Ier did not mail the letter until after Holter was aware of Mcmahon s a peal against Clawges who cited Mcmahon for creating an alleged disturbance oct. 12 at warmly scr Gen eral Hospital. According to Clawges and Hospital officials complained to the township that Mcmahon had tem per while being Given a stress test by Hospital personnel. Holter said the two letters of reprimand entirely two separate mat in his Mcmahon cites the Post Mark of holler s letter As nov. 18. Clawges letter to Mcmahon was dated nov. 10. In both Mcmahon claims he was not notice of or a hear according to Mcmahon never requested a hearing. Give a Christmas fund drive a Day goal Given today Given to Date still needed the give a Christmas fund drive faces a formidable hurdle this year. There arc 19 Days remaining for contributions and that figures out to almost a Day needed from Here on in to achieve the goal. Today s donations totalled a donation of came from Aso Claylon Elvica with this let a civic is very Happy to con tribute to the wonderful fund drive sponsored by the Al wants club and newspaper. Accept this Check for As a Symbol of our appreciation for the kindness and help offered to puerto Elcans by Many peo ple in this it was signed by Irma j. Executive Secretary. Nearly 150 groups and firms have sent contributions to the fund drive which is sponsored by the Levittown Dastol kiwanis club and the courier times. Last year the Kwa plans made Christmas happier for individuals and 500 families with their gift certificates for food and clothing. Contributions should be sent to Bucks county courier 8400 route Levit 19058. All contributions will be acknowledged. Persons wishing a receipt for tax purposes should enclose a self addressed envelope. Today s Betty Glenn w sir Gal had the Bug 10.00 a boo woman 2.00 James Geraldine Hughes 10.00 in memory of Jerry m. Henderson Rchard Dorothy Elsun Hart 25.00 James Madelyn Waters 5.00 the Andrew Sunda fam . 25.00 Bristol puerto a lao civic association 33.00 news summary Bucks county 3 county asked to consider direct dealing phone system. Communications department concerned about effectiveness of Telephone system which serves county courthouse and no Shamony Manor Center. Proposal is to switch to direct dealing of extensions. 3 manpower hangup is Bristol township commissioner charges that county office is holding up applications of township residents who have sought jobs under the federally funded program. 3 Library workers ask hike. The nearly 100 employees of county system ask for pay boost in negotiations and want raise to be retroactive to Start of 1977. 3 if anyone asked i d have an answer for him. Columnist Joe Leal Berslin lakes a look at some of the problems attracting attention and proposes a few solutions of his own. 3 it was a packed Bouse for players 2sth reunion. Levittown players held a boisterous night As some 70 of them came from far and near to share memories of inc Groin that bowed out in 19g7. Bin Salem 3 Auto tag Money Cornwells family is Cornwells Heights wife and their six children missing Anil Money due state agencies Fraulo tags and licenses not accounted for. Man owns two Auto tag agencies in an accounting firm and a gift shop. Northampton 19 citizen patrol called a Success. Northampton township police department wants to continue program in which township residents patrol neighbourhoods and Alert police if they Sec anything of a suspicious nature. Program was Given trial run during halloween. Editorial 6 the county needs scrutiny. Tomorrow is the Day the preliminary draft of next year s by decl makes its debut. Considering the problems and complaints about last year s this one will be Worth watching. Our editorial writers say the county docs not want a budget that in t As Good As it could be. 6 hostility to big is growing. Columnists Martha Angle and Robert wallers report on the growing distrust of the Federal government among the american people. They also report on a not so surprising inability among the top people in the Federal government to realize they have a problem on their hands. 7 dlr Helwink holds gop in Thrall. No matter what the Republican party tries to do to shake its image of a political party Beholden to big business or special Money the right Wing brings it Back to extremes. All manner of Republican politicians have been victimized by a hostile right Wing and their own failure to Deal with it. 7 1980 census dispute centers on test form. The 1980 census is Only a few years away and already the debate is raging hot and heavy voc what questions should be asked. So far the winners have been the libertarians who claim the government should t know so much about us. Tests have shown the new methods Don t work. 7 death of nutrition committee raises Hun Ger question. The Senate committee on nutrition will will Goodlof business not for Lack of but for Lack of funding. Hunger and poor nutrition remain problems in modern America despite what some people in our government May think. Living 8 from an unholy War. There has been a flood of books and movies about the War in Vietnam. In say staff writer Vietnam seems to be our latest fashion. A couple weeks ago yet another Book was called Olds thinks it s the Best of the lot. And he Hopes it s the last. Sports football nil m eagles give Dallas Early Christmas pres Dallas cowboys defeat win gives Dallas Home Field advantage in first round of playoffs. 14 Jawor Akl fires Back at officiating. Eagles quarterback Ron criticizes official s official criticizes eagles. Baseball major league it Power hitters flood dry baseball Winter meetings. Power hot ten Are Many As 26 teams try to strengthen themselves for coming season. Many arc but everyone wants Good evening pretty soon the Caribbean will he too hot to go to. First Jamaica had problems and tourists steered Clear and the Island began to offer special deals to get them Back. Bermuda is having its problems and there probably Are Many reservations being cancelled. It s just been discovered two Pella Delphi ans died in the big hotel fire thursday night. It s usually Only a Small minority causing the problems but it docs express some of the Long in justices suffered by the islanders Over the years. Talking about South Philadel phia is undergoing gang warfare which is resulting in a firebomb War. Police fed drugs Lay behind the fire bombings but Don t know whether All four destroyed Homes arc actually involved. Neighbors arc scared to death. No one knows when a firebomb will come crashing through a window in the mid dle of the night. The fire spreads quickly and there in t much Chance to . In Malaysia 100 persons arc dead because of airline hijackers. There s an unofficial report the plane had been taken Over by the Radical japanese red army. This group has been involved in a half dozen terrorist Inci dents since 1970. The Only saving Grace of the affair is the hijackers died also. The eagles have managed to gain some respectability in the past few weeks by playing Tough against Good teams. In the last two weeks of the season they have a problem. They will be playing teams in their own class. If they Don t win they won t do much for their reputation and next year s ticket sales. They should be Good games against the giants and jets. Both arc at Home. Win both and it will be a happier Layoff until training starts. The worst thing about retiring is having to drink Coffee on your own time. Every office needs an executive to think up an an assistant to Point out Why it can t be done and a Secre tary to do it. . Bis a movie 12 5 . Classified All a 3 newsroom Bis sports s43-10m circulation

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